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A Burn Ban is in Effect for all of Lavaca County, Texas. View the Emergency Order Here.

Effective Wednesday, June 22, 2022, Lavaca County Judge Mark Myers issued a Disaster Declaration detailing the extreme drought conditions and prohibiting the sale or use of certain fireworks classified under 49 C.F.R. Sec. 173. l(r)(2) as "skyrockets with sticks" and "missiles with fins" within unincorporated areas of Lavaca County, Texas. You may view the declaration in its entirety here.

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  • Public Notice Pursuant to the Texas Election Code 42.035, the Lavaca County Commissioners Court has adopted new county election precinct boundaries to be used beginning in 2022 and to be used permanently thereafter.  The boundary changes will reduce the number of voting precincts from 19 down to 11.  These voting boundary consolidations are as follows:

    Precinct 1 combines Precinct 1 and 12

    Precinct 2 remains unchanged

    Precinct 8 remains unchanged

    Precinct 9 remains unchanged

    Precinct 11 combines Precincts 32 and 11

    Precinct 16 combines Precincts 16 and 17

    Precinct 19 combines Precincts 19, 20 and 27

    Precinct 23 remains unchanged

    Precinct 29 combines Precincts 29 and 15

    Precinct 30 combines Precincts 30 and 26

    Precinct 31 combines Precincts 31 and 7

    Map of Combined Voting Precincts from 9 to 11

  • Notice of Tax Rates

    This notice concerns the 2021 property tax rates for County of Lavaca. This notice concerns the 2021 property tax rates for County of Lavaca. This notice provides information about two tax rates used in adopting the current tax year's tax rate. The no-new-revenue tax rate would Impose the same amount of taxes as last year if you compare properties taxed in both years. In most cases, the voter-approval tax rate is the highest tax rate a taxing unit can adopt without holding an election. In each case, these rates are calculated by dividing the total amount of taxes by the current taxable value with adjustments as required by state law. The rates are given per $100 of property value.

    This year's adjusted no-new-revenue tax rate

    $0.5484/$100

    This year's total voter-approval tax rate

    $0.6088/$100


    To see the full calculations, please visit www.co.lavaca.tx.us for a copy of the Tax Rate Calculation Worksheet.

    Unencumbered Fund Balance
    The following estimated balances will be left in the unit's accounts at the end of the fiscal year. These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation.

    Type of Fund

    Balance

    GENERAL FUND (M&O)

    11,917,058

    INTEREST & SINKING

    1,870

    Current Year Debt Service
    The following amounts are for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts will be paid from upcoming property tax revenues (or additional sales tax revenues, if applicable).

    Description of Debt

    Principal or Contract Payment to be Paid from Property Taxes

    Interest to be Paid from Property Taxes

    Other Amounts to be Paid

    Total Payment

    2012 GO REFUNDING

    0

    0

    0

    0

     

    Total required for 2021 debt service

    $0

    - Amount (if any) paid from funds listed in unencumbered funds

    $0

    - Amount (if any) paid from other resources

    $0

    - Excess collections last year

    $0

    = Total to be paid from taxes in 2021

    $0

    + Amount added in anticipation that the unit will collect only 100.00% of its taxes in 2021

    $0

    = Total debt levy

    $0

    Farm to Market/Flood Control Fund - Unencumbered Fund BalanceThe following estimated balances will be left in the unit's property tax accounts at the end of the fiscal year. These balances are not encumbered by a corresponding debt obligation.

    Type of Property Tax Fund

    Balance

    FARM TO MARKET (FMR)

    980,733

    Farm to Market/Flood Control Fund - Current Year Debt ServiceThe unit plans to pay the following amounts for long-term debts that are secured by property taxes. These amounts will be paid from property tax revenues (or additional sales tax revenues, if applicable).

    Description of Debt

    Principal or Contract Payment to be Paid from Property Taxes

    Interest to be Paid from Property Taxes

    Other Amounts to be Paid

    Total Payment

     

    0

    0

    0

    0

     

    Total required for 2021 debt service

    $0

    - Amount (if any) paid from unencumbered funds

    $0

    - Amount (if any) paid from other resources

    $0

    - Excess collections last year

    $0

    = Total to be paid from taxes in 2021

    $0

    + Amount added in anticipation that the unit will collect only 100.00% of its taxes in 2021

    $

    = Total debt levy

    $0

    This notice contains a summary of actual no-new-revenue and voter-approval calculations as certified by Deborah A Sevcik, Tax Assessor-Collector, Lavaca County on 08/04/2021.